Nearly everyone has experienced the fear of dropping a small object into the toilet or drain. Often, it is a piece of jewelry lost to the pipes. Fortunately, you don’t always have to call a plumber to retrieve it. Take these simple steps:
- Get a wet/dry vacuum
- Remove the filter from the vacuum
- Use a crevice attachment for jewelry
- Direct the hose as far into the drain as you can
- Turn on the vacuum
As the item sucks up into the vacuum, you should be able to feel it. Simply retrieve your item and you’re finished. Not every problem needs a plumber or needs an invasive retrieval.